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On the eve of Montana’s special election, the Republican candidate, tech millionaire Greg Gianforte, assaults a journalist on tape, throwing him to the ground and breaking his glasses

Sadly, I suspect it could help him with some of the Republican base, but, earlier this evening, Greg Gianforte, the tech millionaire running for Montana’s open House Seat, literally attacked a reporter from the Guardian, throwing him to the ground and breaking his glasses in the process. Reports are sketchy, but it sounds as though […]

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Trump promised “insurance for everybody,” and, instead, slashed coverage to fund tax breaks for the wealthy

Back in 2015, at the outset of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump told the American people that, as President, he would replace Obamacare with something better, “something terrific.” “I am going to take care of everybody.” Trump told 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley. “Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care […]

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As it’s become impossible to pass laws in Congress due to Republican obstructionism, the fight for the minimum wage has moved aggressively to the states… Here’s what’s happening

Last night, Zingerman’s co-founder Paul Saginaw and I met up for a late dinner at Dalat to discuss the various campaigns being waged across the country right now to raise the minimum wage, and how it came to pass that he’s become a spokesman for the movement. My hope is to share my notes later […]

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The face of teabagging, and the prospect of health care reform

There’s a lot I want to blog about tonight, but it’s late, and I’m just getting home. My friend Maria, a newly published author, had a book signing in Ann Arbor tonight, and then there was a going away party for my friends Tim and Andrea, who will be moving away to Seattle tomorrow afternoon. […]

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